Pullover knitting patterns with cable details. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 10/14/23.
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Rico Cable Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a 16 row repeat celtic cable panel framed with 4 row repeat rope cables. Written instructions. Knit flat. Sizes Bust: 81-86 (91-97: 101-107: 111-117: 122-127) cm, 32-34 (36-38: 40-42: 44-46: 48-50) in. R2010 designed by Rico Design. Aran weight yarn.
Pullover cable sweater with relaxed, drop shoulder silhouette paired with intricate cables and texture. Sizes Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 37, (42, 46.5, 51, 55), (58, 62.5, 67, 71)”. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kaitlin Barthold for Originally Lovely. A kit is also available
Cloud Nine Cables Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a henley neckline and all over 24 row cable pattern. Written instructions. Knit flat. Sizes Bust: 30-32" 34-36" 38-40". Designed by Sugar Bush Yarns. Sport weight yarn.
Rico Cable Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with twining cables on the front and sleeves. Written instructions. Knit flat. Sizes Bust: 81-86[91-97:101-107:111- 117:122-127] cm, 32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50] in. Designed by Rico. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Panelled Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover features stunning diamond, rope, arrowhead, and other cables. Written instructions. Knit flat. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL (30-32" to 46-48" bust circumference). Designed by Debbie Bliss. Aran weight yarn.
Boyfriend's Cable Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a mock turtleneck and an interesting cablework including diamond cables and other textures. Knit flat. Sizes XS to 5XL. Designed by Gayle Bunn for Yarnspirations. Bulky weight yarn.
Claire Cable Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with cables down the back, front, and sleeves, cutout back, and eyelet texture. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X) Bust: 32½ (36½, 40¾, 44¾, 49, 53¼)”. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. DK weight yarn.
Cabled pullover with cowl neck and long sleeves knit flat. Sizes XS to XXL, 34.5 in to 50.5 in (88 cm to 128 cm). Designed by Sari Nordlund. DK weight yarn. Named after Sofi Oksanen who is best known for her novel Purge
Branching Paths Cable Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with 2 8 row repeat cables that curve flattering on the front and back of the sweater. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL. Designed by Svetlana Avrakh for Yarnspirations. Bulky weight yarn.
Oversized Aran Pullover
Cabled sweater with a relaxed fit features multiple cable stitches. Use written instructions or charts. 2 Sizes: S-L (1X/2X) Finished Bust About 52 (60) in. (132 (152.5) cm). Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin. Worsted weight yarn.
Honeycomb Aran Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with 3 types of cable pattern - a central 8 row repeat honeycomb panel framed by diamond cables and 4 row repeat braided cables. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL. Worsted weight yarn. Written instructions or charts. Designed by Patons for Yarnspirations.
Split Hem Cable Pullover
Long-sleeved tunic sweater with a variety of cables described in both written instructions and charts. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL. Designed by Patons. Bulky weight yarn.
Fringed Cable Sweater
Gorgeous statement pullover knit in 4 pieces with cable patterns including Diamond, Honeycomb, Braid, and Plait, and embellished with colorwork and fringe. Sizes S-L (1X/2X). Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin. Worsted weight yarn.
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Cabled long-sleeved pullover features a unique cable motif with a fit and flare bodice that hugs the body in just the right places. Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco. Pictured project by TataE
Cabled crew neck pullover features cables over a background of moss stitch, with a twisted ribbing at the cuff and the hem. The sweater is worked in the round from the hem up to the sleeves. Sizes XS(S)M/L(XL)XXL(3XL). DK weight yarn. Designed by Sari Nordlund.
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Stegner Cabled Sweater
This long-sleeved pullover features a cool faux layering double sleeve detail - the long sleeve is knit in a contrast colour and sewn into the cap sleeve. There are so many gorgeous details in this sweater including cable running down the back and a moss stitch diamond design on the upper sleeve. Sizes 36.5/40/45.25/50/55.25" finished bust. Designed by Stephanie Earp. Worsted weight yarn.
Honeycomb Cabled Sweater
This long-sleeved pullover features a cabled panel framed by cable braids on an easy textured background. Sizes ranging from 37-50". Designed by Lea Petäjä for Novita. Worsted weight yarn.
A stream of 3 cables flows from the collar to the hem of this long-sleeved sweater which also has braided cable details on the sleeves. Sizes Bust 83 (90, 96, 103, 108, 117, 122, 132, 142) cm. Designed by Mari Muinonen / tikru. Aran weight yarn. Available in English and Finnish.
This long-sleeved pullover with a cable down the front that separates contrasting stitch textures on each side - moss stitch on one side and a diagonal stitch on the other - that carries through to the sleeves. Sizes 32-34(36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" 81-86(91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 112-127) cm. Designed by Emma Wright. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.
This long-sleeved relaxed pullover features a dramatic cable panel on the front that is carried into the high neck where is sits as a loose and comfortable turtleneck. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large/1X, 2X, 3X, 4X). Designed by Amy Gunderson. Bulky weight yarn.
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Two Tone Cable Sweater
This long-sleeved pullover uses a lighter shade of yarn for the cables to make them stand out. Sizes small – XX large. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart.
8 Row Repeat Cable Sweater
Dramatic oversized long sleeved pullover with wide ribbed boat neck and overall cable pattern with just 2 rows of cable and 6 of stockinette in the repeat. Sizes XS, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, and XXX-Large. Designed by Merri Fromm for Red Heart.
Cable Luxe Tunic
This dramatic sweater designed for Lion Brand is a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe, featuring a beautiful cabled yoke and a slightly belled body and belled sleeves. SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X in two lengths.
First Snow Sweater
This long-sleeved pullover is a quick knit in reverse stockinette and super bulky yarn. It features large 12 stitch cable out of several smaller cables that splits at the neckline to form a flattering wide v neckline. Designed by Naomi Odean for Knitty. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Casual Cables Sweater
Long sleeved cable pullover features a stitch pattern that gives a flattering flare to the hem. Designed by Patons. Small, Medium, Large
Hooded Magnum Vest
Cabled pullover vest with hood is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns
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Ann E. Smith’s hooded long-sleeved pullover sweater features a large elegant cable on the front. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2X)
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Classic, sophisticated pullover sweater rich in cables and flatteringly swing shaped for all figures. Debbie Bliss' Dior collection was inspired by the feminine shapes of Christian Dior's 1947 New Look collection. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 107cm/43in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
A generous and cozy cowl neck tops a beautifully cabled sweater Sizes XS, Small, Medium, Large, 2XL, 3XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Katherine Fedewa by SweaterBabe.
No longer free. This oversized pullover by Debbie Bliss is four knit pieces with minimal shaping, mostly stockinette with cable detail. Stitches are picked up for the turtleneck collar but you could leave it off. Pattern seems easy to me. S/M, M/L
Long sleeved pullover with a wide turtle neck and gorgeously rich center cable. Knitted flat and seamed. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 117cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Long sleeved pullover with swirling cables on front, back and sleeves and pretty moss-stitch details on front bodice and sleeve cuffs. Sizes 34 (37, 40, 43, 46, 50, 54)". Sport weight yarn. Designed by Carol Sunday.
Fisherman's Daughter Sweater
Long sleeved cabled pullover with brioche waffle center cable and lacey eyelet details.The fit is long and loose in the body balanced by a slender sleeve and a scooped neckline. Sweater is knit flat from the bottom up with seams. Sizes 34 (36, 40, 44, 47, 51, 55). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Carol Sunday.
A shadow diamond cable dominates this A-line sweater with a curved flattering hem, and I-cord bands frame the bottom of the sweater, while garter stitches mark the sides and the round neckband. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). DK weight yarn. Designed by Linda Marveng.
River Braid Sweater
This relaxed fit long-sleeved pullover is very easy according to the designer. It’s knit in one piece sideways in garter stitch. A continuous double cable runs up the sleeve, and splits for shaping the neckline.
Oversized Cable Sweater
A quick and cozy knit sweater, designed with extra room for comfort in super bulky yarn. Sizes 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) inches
This fitted long-sleeved sweater features Sand Cables that travel from the center towards each shoulder framing the center panel of double seed stitch, a rounded boat neck, and cables on the sleeves. DK weight yarn. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Designed by Linda Marveng
Free with Kindle Unlimited. This sweater by Melissa LaBarre features a cowl neck, zigzag cables, and pockets at the seams. Sizes 34 (38, 42½, 46½, 50)” One of the patterns in New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist